Miriam Toews (3392 words)


The Canadian novelist Miriam Toews received widespread recognition and praise for her third novel, A Complicated Kindness (2004), set in a Mennonite town closely modelled on her hometown of Steinbach, Manitoba. Since 2004 Toews has been celebrated nationally and internationally for her writing about Mennonite communities and cultures, which she sharply criticizes but also holds in deep affection. Toews was awarded the Writers’ Trust Engel Findley Award in 2010, which recognizes the remarkable work of a mid-career writer, and the Writers’ Trust Fellowship in 2016 in acknowledgement of her outstanding creativity and promise. With the publication of Women Talking in 2018, Toews’s body of work consists of …

Citation: Steffler, Margaret. "Miriam Toews". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 November 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14507, accessed 09 August 2022.]

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